Dries Van Noten Fall 2013

Dries Van Noten continues to win my love and affection with designs that are unexpectedly charming, fresh and intriguing.  For his Spring 2013 Collection, Van Noten played with unexpected combinations in pattern, texture and opacity.  The Dries Van Noten Fall 2013 Collection continues this theme with elements of feathers, fringe, floral, stripes and sheer elements- just to name a few!

Dries Van Noten Fall 2013 1

Despite the details and embellishments, these pieces didn’t feel overly dolled-up and sweet.  Instead there was a strength to the models.  I suspect this had a lot to do with the elongated silhouettes and chunky knits.  And the suit, while in a floral patterned was offset by a relaxed fit and striped blouse.

Dries Van Noten Fall 2013 2

I really loved Van Noten’s use of feathers!  They did not feel cheap or chintzy.  Instead elegance was met with playfulness.  Often feathers are seen along the hemline of a garment, but here Van Noten used them on the blouse, at the hip and all over the gown creating unexpected visual interest.  I am especially fond of the final black gown, which has an ease about it despite the dramatic detailing.

So now that I have revealed my love for the Dries Van Noten Fall 2013 Collection, I am giving the floor to you!  What do you think of the feathers and other elements?  Are they too much or just far enough?



Images via Style.com/ Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway / InDigital


  1. Love that pink and yellow together, its so fresh and happy and fluffy!

  2. I love that skirt in the first row all the way at the end… looks comfortable and love the patterns

  3. I really like this one. My favorite, so far, would be between Dries Van Noten and Giles. Veronica Beard had that hippie chic sort of look that always pulls me in, too, though.

  4. **sigh all these inspirational brands. One of my favorite spring trends is the monochromatic prints. Love it!

  5. I don’t know where I’d wear the feathers, but they’re beautiful!

  6. I always love looking at dries although can never quite see myself wearing it. Lovely picks!

    xo Mary Jo

  7. Yeah the use of feathers, particularly in the yellow and pink outfit is gorgeous. Thanks for the updates as I’ve really not being keeping an eye on the AW collections so it’s nice I can pop on to your blog and get a snap shot and feel of some of the shows. :-).

  8. Well, for starters Dries Van Noten has been one of my favourite designers for such a long time both him and the entire Antwerp Six! I really love the styles #2, #4, and #6. The curvature of the feathers in the last look is a fun piece!

  9. i have always loved feathers. they are one of my favorite embellishments and i am automatically drawn to pieces that they are featured on.

  10. His collections always bring something new to the fashion scene. One of my favourite collections of his was Fall 2012, but I like the way he played with the textures, prints and styling in this one too.

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